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UFC Heavyweight Odds and Predictions

No other weight class carries more intrigue and mystique than the heavyweight division. This is true for any combat sport, and the UFC is no different. This is where titans collide, where every man has the size and power to render an opponent conscious with a single punch. Fittingly, the champion not only holds the belt, but the title of “The Baddest Man on the Planet.”

Every month, check out our UFC rankings and stay up to date with each division. We’ll analyze the latest UFC odds and post betting tips for every upcoming fight and event, just to make sure you come out ahead of the game. Check out our top-rated sportsbooks get the best MMA odds now.

Let’s take a look at the current division. Remember, you can bet on your favorite fighters at

UFC Odds - Heavyweight Rankings

Let’s hope that Stipe Miocic gets his contract situation all worked out, because the UFC is always more fun when The Baddest Man on the Planet is actively defending his belt. You can’t really hate on the guy for trying to maximize his earning potential - this is a sport where the window of opportunity usually shuts after a very short period of time.

UFC Heavyweight Odds and Ends

We’ve got a big matchup between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou next week. The UFC odds at understandably have the Frenchman as a clear favorite - he’s got explosive power and The Reem has a glass chin. Ngannou passes the eyeball test with flying colors, now he’s got to get past the No. 1 contender and prove that he’s more than just an explosive athlete with a ripped frame.

UFC Heavyweight Fighter to Watch

Mark Hunt was recently pulled from the main event after writing about CTE-like symptoms in a self-penned article. The Kiwi was not happy about it, saying that the UFC was trying to get back at him for his ongoing lawsuit against them. This is a fascinating case, because it could effectively end Hunt’s career. How do you pull him off a card for what could be permanent brain damage and put him on another?

UFC Heavyweight Champion: Stipe Miocic

1. Alistair Overeem

2. Fabricio Werdum

3. Cain Velasquez

4. Francis Ngannou

5. Mark Hunt

6. Derrick Lewis

7. Alexander Volkov

8. Marcin Tybura

9. Aleksei Oleinik

10. Stefan Struve

11. Junior Albini

12. Andrei Arlovski

13 Curtis Blaydes

14. Travis Browne

15. Tim Johnson

The Greats

Only recently could the UFC make the claim that it had the best heavyweights in the world. For a long time, Pride FC was the standard-bearer - legends like Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Nogueira, Mirko “Cro Cop” and Josh Barnett spent the primes of Hall of Fame careers fighting in Japan. Strikeforce’s famed Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2011 also had an embarrassment of riches, with Fedor, Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overem, Barnett and Daniel Cormier all competing.

The problem with trying to select the best UFC heavyweights in history is that most of them all had better days in other organizations. The greats most closely associated with the octagon would be Randy Couture, one of three men to win titles in two weight classes, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum.

The Future of Heavyweights

One thing is for certain for a division defined by volatility: the heavyweight division will look drastically different in five years. Most of the fighters are closer to the end of their careers than the beginning, and it’s tough to be a 40-year old heavyweight in a combat sport. A new generation of big men should materialize soon, and we’ll be covering it in detail.

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